It's official: Kei Kamara will don the number 13.
The New England Revolution's new Designated Player arrived in New England on Friday and immediately faced an important question: What number should he wear?
With his customary 23 already taken by Jose Goncalves, Kamara was forced to consider alternatives. He ultimately turned to the fans for advice.
Help me pick my new number #NERevs 5,12,13,26,27,31,32,33-->> pic.twitter.com/YvqRZumbBt— KEI KAMARA (@keikamara) May 13, 2016
The fans responded in large numbers, hoping to influence the goalscorer. Later that night, Kamara's new number was revealed. He will be wearing 13 for the Revolution.
Thank you for choosing @keikamara's number, #NERevs Fans! #SnapchatPhotoshop pic.twitter.com/ErMhxJMGeN— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) May 14, 2016
The number 13 was last worn by Jermaine Jones, who's now a member of the Colorado Rapids. Jones signed with the Revs in 2014 and spent 18 months in Foxborough before his contract expired.
Kamara wasn't the only player to chose his number on Friday as fellow Designated Player Xavier Kouassi has selected to wear 12 on his Revs kit.